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Daily Archives: January 3, 2013
Wes Anderson, the cinema’s tsar of twee, takes on young-younger-youngest love and making rebellious square pegs fit into round holes with “Moonrise Kingdom,” his latest venture into the dark and the daft. And if it’s not as deft as his … Continue reading
You’re going to want to spring for IMAX tickets to “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol.” If Tom Cruise is willing to hang off the walls of the tallest building in the world, where do you get off going cheap? “Ghost … Continue reading
He’s got one of the most famous voices in showbiz — a low, whispered growl that can be played for menace, or laughs. But as anybody who has caught Alec Baldwin on “30 Rock,” “Saturday Night Live” or even “Inside … Continue reading
“I’ve been playing moms since ‘Training Day,’ and I was 25 when I made that,” Eva Mendes says. “Being a bad mom should come easily, by now.” So don’t read too much into her role in “Girl in Progress,” Mendes’ … Continue reading
A chilly play comes to chilly life in David Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method,” a 100-minute peek into the complex relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, the birth of psychoanalysis and the schism between these two giants that impacts psychotherapy … Continue reading
Daft, dazzling in design but straining ever so hard to be hip, “Mirror Mirror” isn’t your Uncle Walt’s “Snow White.”
Josh Brolin impersonating the young Tommy Lee Jones is worth the price of admission to “Men in Black 3.” Dry, drawling, deadpan — he nails the flinty Texan in this sentimental sequel to the sci-fi comedies about secret agents in … Continue reading
Watch any surfing documentary, from “Whipped!” to “Riding Giants,” and you’ll hear the dudes speak — in hushed tones — about the treacherous and epic waves that show up, off the coast of Santa Cruz, when the conditions are just … Continue reading
Bob Marley remains, as his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame biography attests, “reggae’s foremost practitioner and emissary.” Thirty years after his death, at 36, his estate still earns millions from sales of his music — his “Legend” greatest hits … Continue reading
Bob Marley packed a lot of living into his 36 years. Hit records, international concert success, eleven kids by seven different women, a face stenciled on more t-shirts than Che Guevara, it was as if he knew he didn’t have … Continue reading